Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Amy Butler Sweet Harmony Handbag Pattern Review

Have you seen the new Amy Butler handbag pattern, Sweet Harmony Handbag and tote?

This is my first attempt of sewing it.............with some modifications to the strap.

I always spend time studying a pattern before cutting any fabric. This time I wanted to alter the design. Customizing is the great thing about sewing !

Text Color If you scroll back up to the picture of the Sweet Harmony Handbag pattern image, you'll see the differences in the straps.

Amy Butler designed the bag's side panel to also incorporate the strap. I squared mine off and added a longer, standard adjustable strap.

The Sweet Harmony Handbag & Tote pattern
includes both sizes. I have not sewn the Tote bag size, but it looks like it would make a great carry all or travel bag!

My bag finished out at about 13 inches wide at the bottom and about 8 inches tall. It includes a cell phone pocket on the bag's exterior (hidden behind the exterior pocketpanel).
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This average size bag includes roomy interior pockets as well.
Text ColorWould I sew the Sweet Harmony Handbag again? YES
  • Sewing Skill level required? Intermediate
  • Were the pattern directions easy to understand? Yes, as with all of Amy Butler's patterns it was written to accommodate the beginner sewer.


  1. Hi Glenna! I love your modifications to this bag!!! Excellent job!


  2. Amy & you have done it again, absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! You know I think that Amy should hire you on!! Loving the strap modification!! The original strap looks fine on the large tote, but looked too big to me on the smaller version. I REALLY need an adjustable strap tute!! Have yet to figure one out I like, but yours looks AWESOME!!

  3. This is your FIRST attempt? Awesome!

  4. good morning from sits! wow!! super impressive-I can barely sew on a button! :)

  5. I think I've finally found a perfect sized bag for me .... I'm coming over next week to get the pattern and some LOVE fabric!

  6. I like how you did your purse and like the pattern.


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